Mathematics in Computational Science and Engineering


The group of Mathematics in Computational Science and Engineering includes the Chair of Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis (ANMC – Prof. Assyr Abdulle),  the Chair of Numerical Algorithms and High Performance Computing (ANCHP – Prof. Daniel Kressner), the Chair of Scientific Computing and Uncertainty Quantification (CSQI – Prof. Fabio Nobile), the Chair of Computational Mathematics and Simulation Science (MCSS – Prof. Jan Hesthaven), the Chair of Numerical Modelling and Simulation (MNS – Prof. Annalisa Buffa), the Chair of Continuous Optimization (OPTIM – Prof. Nicolas Boumal), the group of Prof. Marco Picasso (GR-PI), the group of Prof. Simone Deparis (SCI-SB-SD) and the honorary Professors Alfio Quarteroni (founder and director of the former Mathematics Institute of Computational Science and Engineering , now MATHICSE Group) and Jacques Rappaz.


Promote at the highest scientific level the research and education on mathematical modeling, numerical modeling, algorithmic development and simulation, as well as their application in nature, environment, life, society, science and engineering. Establish and lead research programs in Computational Science and Engineering within the Institute of Mathematics and interact with existing projects in the CSE area across the EPFL Campus.



Nicolas Boumal awarded ERC starting grant

Prof. Nicolas Boumal, head of the Chair of Countinuous Optimization (OPTIM), received the grant for his project GEOSYM, with title “Harnessing Geometry and Symmetry in Optimization for Data Science”.

Daniel Kressner nominated SIAM Fellow, class 2022

Prof. Daniel Kressner, EPFL, is being recognized for contributions in numerical linear and multilinear algebra and scientific computing.

Fabian Mönkeberg receives the 2020 MDTA award

Fabian Mönkeberg receives the Mathematics Doctoral thesis Award (MDTA) for his thesis “High-order essentially nonoscillatory methods based on radial basis functions” as the best PhD thesis in mathematics in A.Y. 2019-20.

Luca Coradello awarded the 2020 SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition

2020 SIAM Student Chapter Certificate of Recognition acknowledges Luca Coradello for exceptional service to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne chapter during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Christopher Criscitiello awarded prize at ICCOPT 2022

Christopher Criscitiello has been awarded the Best Paper for Young Researchers Prize at the International Conference on Continuous Optimization, ICCOPT 2022